Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services CORRECTIONAL OFFICER (200) Temporary in Ontario

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Branch ON CA


Ability to communicate in writing (e.g. Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Check – last three years. Do you have a desire to work for Correctional Services?…

Do you have a desire to work for Correctional Services? If so, then consider this rewarding opportunity with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services where you will support the correctional system in Ontario and contribute to keeping Ontario’s communities safe. The Correctional Officer position is a rewarding career in the justice sector and it is an opportunity to work with an employer that promotes diversity. The Ontario Public Service is committed to your training. This is an exciting time to join Correctional Services as it undertakes transformation!

There are a total of 200 positions across Ontario

Below is a list of the locations:
Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre – 800 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste Marie, P6B 0B5

Brantford Jail – 105 Market Street, Brantford, N3T 6A9

Brockville Jail – 10 Wall Street, Brockville, K6V 4R9

Central East Correctional Centre – 541 Highway 36, Box 4500, Lindsay, K9V 4S6

Central North Correctional Centre – 1501 Fuller Avenue, Penetanguishene, L9M 2H4

Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre – 711 Exeter Road, London, N6E 1L3

Fort Frances Jail – 310 Nelson Street, Fort Frances, Ontario, P9A 1B1

Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre – 165 Barton Street East, Hamilton, L8L 2W6

Kenora Jail – 1430 River Street, Kenora, P9N 1K5

Maplehurst Correctional Complex – 661 Martin Street Box 10, Milton, L9T 2Y3

Monteith Correctional Complex – 3052 Rese Road, Monteith, P0K 1P0

Niagara Detention Centre – Hwy 58, 1355 Uppers Lane P.O. Box 1050, Thorold, L2V 4A6

North Bay Jail – 2550 Trout Lake Road, North Bay, P1B 7S7

Ontario Correctional Institute – 109 McLaughlin Road South, Brampton, L6Y 2C8

Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre – 2244 Innes Road, Ottawa, K1B 4C4

Quinte Detention Centre – 89 Richmond Bouvlevard, Napanee, K7R 3S1

Sarnia Jail – 700 North Christina Street, Sarnia, N7V 3C2

South West Detention Centre – 4819 8th Concession Road, Maidstone, N0R 1K0

St. Lawrence Valley Correctional and Treatment Centre – 1804 Highway 2 East, P.O. Box 8000, Brockville, K6V 7N2

Stratford Jail – 30 St. Andrew Street, Stratford, N5A 1A3

Sudbury Jail – 181 Elm Street West, Sudbury, P3C 1T8

Thunder Bay Correctional Centre – 2351 Highway 61 South, Thunder Bay, P7C 4Y4

Thunder Bay Jail – 285 MacDougall Street, P.O.Box 2806, Thunder Bay, P7A 2K6

Toronto East Detention Centre – 55 Civic Road, Scarborough, M1L 2K9

Toronto South Detention Centre- 160 Horner Avenue, Toronto, M8Z 0C2

Vanier Centre for Women (Milton) – 655 Martin Street, P.O. Box 1040, Milton, L9T 5E6

Note: Hours for these positions are irregular and can vary from 0 up to 40 hours per week, with no guarantee of hours.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:

  • Perform a full range of duties including the care, custody, control and supervision of offenders
  • Interact with offenders to maintain security and safety in the facility;
  • Provide community escort duties to ensure the safety of offenders, staff, visitors and the public
  • Maintain communications with a range of contacts, including offenders, co-workers, supervisors, clinical and medical staff

How do I qualify?


You must meet the following pre-requirements to apply:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years age
  • Able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Canada
  • Be currently certified and/or able to be certified by first day of employment in Emergency First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Heartsaver (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator(AED)
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, including days, afternoon and nights, and on weekends and statutory holidays


To be considered for the Correctional Officer position, you must successfully complete the following during the recruitment process:

  • Ministry administered aptitude, cognitive and psychological tests
  • Fitness Test for Ontario Correctional Officer Applicants (FITCO) (must be completed by October 3rd 2016)
  • Correctional Officer pre-employment medical exam
  • Correctional Officer Training and Assessment (COTA) program
  • Correctional Officer Enhanced Security Clearance process, which includes:
  • CPIC Check
  • Vulnerable Services Sector Check
  • Out-of-Country Check (if applicable)
  • RCMP Records Check
  • NICHE/RMS File Check
  • PIP (Police Information Portal) Check
  • Internet Search
  • Credit Equifax Check
  • Immigration Status Check
  • Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Check – last three years

For further information in the Recruitment Process of Correctional Officers, please visit:

  • http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/corr_serv/careers_in_corr/become_corr_off/careers_corr_become_off.html
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 1-855-927-CSRU (2778)

Communication (Oral and Written) skills

You have:

  • Ability to communicate effectively via oral and written communication
  • Ability to communicate in writing (e.g. complete detailed, accurate and clear written reports), and documentation
  • Ability to communicate verbally in a clear and respectful manner to provide information, instructions and direction

Observation, Analytical and Problem Solving skills

You have:

  • Ability to assess problems and determine solutions
  • Ability to make recommendations and take appropriate actions

Team Work/Interpersonal and Persuasion skills

  • You have ability to work cooperatively towards a common goal
  • You have ability to motivate, positively influence and assist people
  • You can foster open communication and treat others in a consistent, fair, firm and non-judgemental manner

Crisis Intervention and Conflict Resolution skills

You have:

  • Ability to recognize and understand situations that may produce conflict and use strategies to resolve and or de-escalate
  • Ability to recognize and assess a crisis or potential crisis situation, and implement appropriate solutions in an attempt to resolve the crisis

General Knowledge and Computer skills

You have:

  • General knowledge of court procedures (e.g. to testify/present evidence at court hearings)
  • Knowledge of different cultures and ability to understand and respect differences when interacting with others
  • Ability to use computer software (e.g. database, excel, MS office) to input/retrieve data

Additional Information:
5 Bilingual Temporary – Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, Any City, Anywhere in Ontario , Enhanced-CPIC Check, VSS Check, Intelligence Check, Local Police Record Check, Internet Search, Credit Check, Immigration Status Check, MTO Check, Fingerprint-based CPIC

195 Temporary – Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, Any City, Anywhere in Ontario , Enhanced-CPIC Check, VSS Check, Intelligence Check, Local Police Record Check, Internet Search, Credit Check, Immigration Status Check, MTO Check, Fingerprint-based CPIC

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union

Understanding the job ad – definitions


Corrections and Enforcement

Posted on:
Thursday, May 19, 2016

This ad is also available in French.

In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

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